7 Ratings
Saintsbury Pinot Noir Carneros Garnet

Wine Details




Pinot Noir



Wine Description

(From 2009 Vintage) he Garnet Pinot Noir is enjoyed for the right combination of freshness and extract, grace and length. 2009 is an outstanding vintage for Carneros Pinot Noir and the ’09 Garnet reflects that – lush with bright, refreshing fruit and texture that mirror these flavors in a seamless, rewarding expression of young, succulent Pinot Noir.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2000 Vintage) In 1983, Saintsbury adopted the proprietary name "Garnet" to distinguish this perfumed and fresh style of Pinot Noir from our more full-bodied wine that is labeled simply "Carneros Pinot Noir".Garnet is produced entirely from Pinot Noir grown in the Carneros district. Our aim in creating each vintage of Garnet is to produce a refreshing, early drinking style of Pinot. One that is full of cherry, raspberry varietal fruit, enriched and developed by aging in French oak barrels.We are often asked if ...

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2006 Vintage) Bright Bing cherry smells mixed with hints of sweet smoke show up in the lively aromas of this pert, vital bottling. Racy in feel on the palate and full of energy from front to back, this is the most likeable version of Garnet in some years, and its graceful delivery of balanced, light on its feet, keenly focused Pinot fruit will make it a favorite for light veal and game bird dishes. GOOD VALUE
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1990 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/15/92